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When Healing Becomes a Crime: The Amazing Story of the Hoxsey Cancer Clinics and the Return of Alternative Therapies

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A powerful and substantiated expose of the medical politics that prevents promising alternative cancer therapies from being implemented in the United States.

• Focuses on Harry Hoxsey, the subject of the author's award-winning documentary, who claimed to cure cancer using herbal remedies.

• Presents scientific evidence supporting Hoxsey's cancer-fighting claims.

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Paperback, 480 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Healing Arts Press
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Willow
Feb 13, 2008 rated it really liked it
It is amazing how the AMA has blacklisted Natural Healers for so long
Grandmother's Wisdom
Jul 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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This Exposé is the story of Harry Hoxsey and of the politics of cancer. It is an eye-opening look at the dirty secrets of oncology. The author, Kenny Ausubel, shares the intriguing story of Harry Hoxey, whose great-grandfather stumbled upon a cure for cancer. Harry received the recipe for the herbal salve and tonic from his grandfather on his deathbed. He told Harry to guard the secret with his life because there people out there who would want it at any cost. He also told Harry not to charge th ...more
Mary Frances
Sep 07, 2008 rated it really liked it
Interesting and thought provoking book about the alternative medical cure for cancer offered by Henry Hoxey in the first half of the 20th century. The cure invovled either a salve or a tonic (taken internally) and Hoxey claimed success in curing many cancers. The legal and medical communities fought his practice and clinics and he was a cause celebre for many years. Finally, he moved his last US clinic to Mexico, where it still is in operation. Quack or miracle worker? Since I knew of his story ...more
Benedict
Jul 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
a brilliant double track detailing the heroic life of cancer curing Harry Hoxsey as the singular good guy in an epic decade long battle against Morris Fiscbein, head of the behemoth American Medical Association as representative of the entire allopathic medical industry.

At the same time it's the story of healthcare and its availability during the last 150 years in the US.
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